Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel
Author: Heather Terrell
Pages: 336
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Library
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Heaven-sent?
Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.

Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.

Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way . . . together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.

In this electrifying novel, Heather Terrell spins a gripping supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and the battle of good versus evil.

Fallen Angel was an interesting debut. It was about Ellie, a girl that started to gain these supernatural abilities that she had no clue what to do with.

I didn't overly connect with Ellie. She was a nice girl who always tried to help the world. She was friends with a girl named Ruth- a much more interesting character in my view- who had problems letting people in after her mom died. Ruth was super overprotective and possessive about Ellie and Ellie knew that so she tried her best to always protect Ruth. I didn't think that Ellie should have done that. Ruth loved her and would do anything for her, so she should have trusted her best friend. Ruth was a really great, unique character.

The beginning of Fallen Angel took a long time to get me interested. It's basically all about Michael and Ellie discovering their abilities. The problem for me was that I didn't like Michael at all. He wasn't really special in any way and I get that he was supposed to be mysterious what with him having met Ellie before but she not remembering him. I found their romance a bit cliché. I think the title also ruined the book a bit for me. Fallen angel. The whole time Ellie and Michael were trying to guess what they were and I knew it already. I wish the title hadn't clued me in because I think the revelation would have been shocking and fun instead of me thinking "Finally!"

After that the story got much more interesting. The whole good versus evil fight hooks me every time. It was really cool to see how the author wove in mythology and there were some interesting surprises.

Overall, I would give this book 3 stars because it's interesting with a great premise but for a good while I felt like nothing significant was happening. I am a thriller movie kind of chick so maybe it's just that I love super fast paced plots, but if you're interested in trying Fallen Angel, I wouldn't discourage you and I definitely will be checking out the sequel.



  1. I can't believe that about the title!?!

    This does sound interesting, but I personally like a book to grab me from the start instead of taking a while to get hooked.

    This is still probably one that would appeal to me thou.

    I'm a new follower - Great blog name

    Jules x

  2. Thanks Jules! I'm kinda picky about titles. I still encourage you to try Fallen Angel- maybe you'll like it more than I did?

  3. I got this book from the library and had to turn it back in, since it was due already! I never got to it! Maybe I'll give it another try? I dunno, I'm feeling kind of burnt out on angels.

    Nice review.


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